Story by: CHRISTINE VASILEVA
GOLD PRICE ROSE IN 2019, STILL OUTPACED BY CRYPTO GAINS
Gold price has reflected a belief in economic uncertainty, gaining in 2019 on a series of geopolitical conflicts, ranging from the US-China trade talks, to the military strike against Iran at the start of 2020.
Historically, Bitcoin (BTC) has behaved somewhat similar to gold price, rising whenever interest in stocks diminish. Still, BTC prices are much more volatile and unpredictable, as they are also fighting to establish support and resistance levels on a shorter time scale.
We could easily see #BTC at $50,000 in 2020 and it would still be only 10% of gold’s market cap.
With China launching a digitized yuan & the West lagging behind, we truly live in interesting times.
Thanks to @mattmiller1973 for the invigorating discussion!https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-01-03/bitcoin-could-go-to-50-000-by-end-of-2020-says-nexo-s-trenchev-video …
Bitcoin Could Go to $50,000 by End of 2020, Says Nexo’s Trenchev
Antoni Trenchev, co-founder of Nexo, discusses Bitcoin’s 9,000,000% rise in the last 10 years and his outlook for the cryptocurrency in 2020. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source:…
The recent slide from the recent peak is still small, as gold price only decreased to around $1,159. The prices calmed down as US President Donald Trump gave hopes of renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
The Iranian regime announced it would stop honoring the deal after a military strike killed army general, Qassem Soleimani.
BITCOIN RETESTS RESISTANCE AT $7,900
During the last days of geopolitical tension, BTC market prices started testing new resistance levels around $7,900. BTC briefly touched prices close to $8,000 again, but retreated to $7,387.67 as volumes expanded to above $25 billion in the past day.
The relationship between BTC and gold price remains uncertain as gold is the older and more traditional asset class, and attracts a different type of investor.
The price swing for BTC revealed that 2020 may be a dynamic year for the crypto space. With well-established futures and options markets, BTC is more equipped to react with or against mainstream assets.by